Period
to 24 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 892 888 901
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13 +29
Permanent jobs citing KVM 274 350 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.22% 1.46% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 226 290 285
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,900 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -5.88%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22542 23972 25181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.93% 12.44% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 18981 20288 20935
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +7.14%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 24 September 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -29 260 £50,000 - 10
UK excluding London +85 140 £45,000 -5.26% 6
London -72 125 £57,500 +4.55% 4
South East +86 65 £45,000 -12.62%
North of England +17 42 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire +16 29 £37,500 -6.25%
East of England +11 12 £42,500 -10.53% 2
North West -2 9 £29,250 -50.21% 1
South West +12 8 £46,250 -7.50% 1
Midlands +41 6 - - 2
West Midlands - 6 - - 1
North East - 4 £65,000 -
Scotland - 4 £42,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £55,000 -
Wales - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 244 (89.05%) Linux
2 186 (67.88%) VMware
3 171 (62.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 116 (42.34%) TCP/IP
5 108 (39.42%) Python
6 105 (38.32%) Firewall
7 100 (36.50%) Bash Shell
8 96 (35.04%) DevOps
9 92 (33.58%) Cisco
10 89 (32.48%) Amazon AWS
11 87 (31.75%) MySQL
12 85 (31.02%) Windows
12 85 (31.02%) Puppet
13 79 (28.83%) Perl
14 77 (28.10%) DNS
15 74 (27.01%) Xen
16 69 (25.18%) Agile Software Development
17 67 (24.45%) Red Hat
17 67 (24.45%) Opscode Chef
18 64 (23.36%) Ansible
18 64 (23.36%) CentOS
18 64 (23.36%) Hyper-V
19 61 (22.26%) Data Centre
20 59 (21.53%) Juniper
20 59 (21.53%) SQL
21 53 (19.34%) Apache
21 53 (19.34%) Unix
22 52 (18.98%) VPN
22 52 (18.98%) Docker
23 50 (18.25%) DHCP

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 53 (19.34%) Apache
2 36 (13.14%) Tomcat
3 29 (10.58%) OpenStack
4 18 (6.57%) nginx
5 16 (5.84%) Jetty
5 16 (5.84%) MS Exchange
6 13 (4.74%) IIS
7 9 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (2.92%) JBoss
8 8 (2.92%) WebLogic
9 6 (2.19%) iPlanet
10 5 (1.82%) Confluence
10 5 (1.82%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.82%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.09%) ColdFusion
11 3 (1.09%) SAS
11 3 (1.09%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.09%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.36%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (2.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (1.09%) Magento
3 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 89 (32.48%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (3.28%) GitHub
5 8 (2.92%) SaaS
6 6 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.46%) IaaS
7 4 (1.46%) Office 365
8 2 (0.73%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.73%) PaaS
9 1 (0.36%) Datadog
9 1 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.36%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 116 (42.34%) TCP/IP
2 105 (38.32%) Firewall
3 77 (28.10%) DNS
4 52 (18.98%) VPN
5 50 (18.25%) DHCP
6 32 (11.68%) WAN
7 31 (11.31%) LAN
8 28 (10.22%) SAN
9 26 (9.49%) Internet
10 24 (8.76%) VLAN
11 23 (8.39%) iSCSI
12 22 (8.03%) BGP
13 20 (7.30%) OSPF
14 19 (6.93%) NAS
15 18 (6.57%) IGMP
16 17 (6.20%) LDAP
16 17 (6.20%) MPLS
16 17 (6.20%) SSL
17 14 (5.11%) Cisco ASA
18 13 (4.74%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (31.75%) MySQL
2 40 (14.60%) SQL Server
3 21 (7.66%) Big Data
4 19 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (5.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (4.74%) NoSQL
7 10 (3.65%) MariaDB
8 8 (2.92%) MongoDB
8 8 (2.92%) Redis
9 7 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.55%) OLAP
10 6 (2.19%) Amazon Aurora
10 6 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (2.19%) TokuDB
11 4 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.46%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.46%) Riak
11 4 (1.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (10.22%) Git (software)
2 26 (9.49%) Jenkins
3 20 (7.30%) Subversion
4 17 (6.20%) Vagrant
5 6 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.82%) JIRA
7 4 (1.46%) GitLab
7 4 (1.46%) Travis CI
8 3 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.73%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.36%) GDB
10 1 (0.36%) git-flow
10 1 (0.36%) Maven
General
1 23 (8.39%) Telecoms
2 21 (7.66%) Finance
3 14 (5.11%) Marketing
4 13 (4.74%) Back Office
4 13 (4.74%) Electronics
4 13 (4.74%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.28%) Games
6 6 (2.19%) Banking
7 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.73%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (27.01%) Administrator
2 70 (25.55%) Linux Administrator
3 65 (23.72%) Systems Administrator
4 61 (22.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 46 (16.79%) Linux Engineer
6 44 (16.06%) Operations Engineer
7 42 (15.33%) IT Engineer
8 41 (14.96%) DevOps Engineer
9 39 (14.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 37 (13.50%) Network Engineer
11 32 (11.68%) Junior
11 32 (11.68%) Systems Engineer
12 25 (9.12%) DevOps Administrator
12 25 (9.12%) Linux DevOps Administrator
13 24 (8.76%) Linux Support
14 21 (7.66%) Senior Network Engineer
15 19 (6.93%) Network Operations Engineer
15 19 (6.93%) Senior Operations Engineer
16 18 (6.57%) Senior IT Engineer
16 18 (6.57%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.95%) LAMP
2 17 (6.20%) LEMP Stack
3 11 (4.01%) REST
4 9 (3.28%) JSON
4 9 (3.28%) Middleware
4 9 (3.28%) OpenVZ
5 8 (2.92%) 802.1X
5 8 (2.92%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (2.19%) HornetQ
6 6 (2.19%) J2EE
6 6 (2.19%) JMX
7 5 (1.82%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.46%) RESTful
9 3 (1.09%) .NET
9 3 (1.09%) HTML
9 3 (1.09%) XML
10 2 (0.73%) CSS
10 2 (0.73%) Django
10 2 (0.73%) Flash
10 2 (0.73%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 61 (22.26%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.47%) Clustering
3 14 (5.11%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.38%) Public Cloud
5 9 (3.28%) Device Driver
5 9 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.55%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.19%) NHS
7 6 (2.19%) Replication
7 6 (2.19%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.82%) Streaming Video
9 4 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.09%) Grid Computing
10 3 (1.09%) Life Science
11 2 (0.73%) BYOD
11 2 (0.73%) CCTV
11 2 (0.73%) Digital Signage
11 2 (0.73%) Over-the-Top Content
11 2 (0.73%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 244 (89.05%) Linux
2 85 (31.02%) Windows
3 64 (23.36%) CentOS
4 53 (19.34%) Unix
5 42 (15.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (14.96%) Debian
7 28 (10.22%) Ubuntu
8 27 (9.85%) Windows Server
9 18 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (6.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (4.38%) Solaris
13 11 (4.01%) AIX
14 10 (3.65%) Mac OS X
14 10 (3.65%) Windows 7
15 6 (2.19%) HPUX
15 6 (2.19%) SUSE
16 3 (1.09%) FreeBSD
17 2 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 1 (0.36%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (35.04%) DevOps
2 69 (25.18%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (17.15%) Configuration Management
4 46 (16.79%) Network Design
5 38 (13.87%) Load Balancing
6 37 (13.50%) Ticket Management
7 31 (11.31%) Open Source
8 28 (10.22%) ITIL
9 27 (9.85%) High Availability
10 20 (7.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (6.57%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (6.20%) Mentoring
14 14 (5.11%) Digital Marketing
15 13 (4.74%) Change Management
15 13 (4.74%) Network Monitoring
15 13 (4.74%) Programme Management
16 11 (4.01%) Business Continuity
16 11 (4.01%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 108 (39.42%) Python
2 100 (36.50%) Bash Shell
3 79 (28.83%) Perl
4 59 (21.53%) SQL
5 46 (16.79%) Ruby
6 33 (12.04%) Shell Script
7 30 (10.95%) Java
8 27 (9.85%) PowerShell
9 22 (8.03%) PHP
10 14 (5.11%) Korn
11 13 (4.74%) C
12 9 (3.28%) C++
13 7 (2.55%) C-shell
14 6 (2.19%) R
15 5 (1.82%) Groovy
16 4 (1.46%) Tcl
17 3 (1.09%) Fortran
17 3 (1.09%) JavaScript
18 1 (0.36%) C#
18 1 (0.36%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 23 (8.39%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (6.93%) CCNA
3 16 (5.84%) Degree
4 12 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (4.38%) RHCE
5 11 (4.01%) MCSE
5 11 (4.01%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.01%) Security Cleared
6 10 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.55%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.19%) VCP5
9 4 (1.46%) CCIE
9 4 (1.46%) RHCSA
10 3 (1.09%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.09%) RHCA
11 2 (0.73%) CCNP
11 2 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.73%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.73%) PMP
12 1 (0.36%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.87%) SLA
2 19 (6.93%) QA
3 9 (3.28%) GCP
4 5 (1.82%) ISO 14001
4 5 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.73%) COBIT
5 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 171 (62.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (27.01%) Xen
3 64 (23.36%) Hyper-V
4 52 (18.98%) Docker
5 45 (16.42%) XenServer
6 38 (13.87%) Active Directory
7 27 (9.85%) iptables
8 25 (9.12%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (7.66%) NFS
10 15 (5.47%) Samba
10 15 (5.47%) vSphere
11 14 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (4.74%) Terminal Services
12 13 (4.74%) VMware Workstation
12 13 (4.74%) XenApp
13 11 (4.01%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (3.65%) VirtualBox
15 9 (3.28%) LXC
15 9 (3.28%) vCloud
16 6 (2.19%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 85 (31.02%) Puppet
2 67 (24.45%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (23.36%) Ansible
4 32 (11.68%) Nagios
5 19 (6.93%) ZABBIX
6 18 (6.57%) SCOM
7 14 (5.11%) WSUS
8 11 (4.01%) Cacti
8 11 (4.01%) HAProxy
9 10 (3.65%) CFEngine
9 10 (3.65%) Oracle ZFS
9 10 (3.65%) PowerCLI
9 10 (3.65%) SELinux
10 9 (3.28%) OpenNebula
11 8 (2.92%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (2.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 8 (2.92%) SCVMM
11 8 (2.92%) WMI
12 7 (2.55%) Kubernetes
12 7 (2.55%) Mesos
Vendors
1 186 (67.88%) VMware
2 92 (33.58%) Cisco
3 67 (24.45%) Red Hat
4 59 (21.53%) Juniper
5 45 (16.42%) Citrix
6 41 (14.96%) Microsoft
7 28 (10.22%) HP
7 28 (10.22%) Oracle
8 20 (7.30%) NetApp
9 18 (6.57%) Dell
9 18 (6.57%) F5
10 15 (5.47%) Dell Compellent
10 15 (5.47%) Google
11 14 (5.11%) EMC
11 14 (5.11%) McAfee
11 14 (5.11%) SAP
12 13 (4.74%) Palo Alto
13 11 (4.01%) EqualLogic
14 10 (3.65%) Vyatta
15 9 (3.28%) Arista